Celebrate Passover at the Boulder JCC

Passover commemorates the liberation of slavery for the Israelites in Egypt and their ultimate journey to freedom. The story of Passover exemplifies the redemption from slavery. 

This year, Passover begins at sundown on Monday, April 22, 2024, through sundown on Tuesday, April 30, 2024. The Boulder JCC offers numerous events for all ages to come together and celebrate Passover leading up to the holiday.

The story of Passover is one of transitioning through the narrow straits–from the confines of slavery in Egypt to the open expanse of freedom on the other side. In preparation for this holiday, on Tuesday, April 2 from 10 am – 12:30 pm, Rabbi Eva Sax-Bolder will reflect on the narrow places in our own lives through guided text, art-making, reflective writing, and sharing in group discussion what it might mean for to “cry out” from where we are as an act of moving towards where we want to be.

Over the past decade, the women’s seder has become immensely popular, offering women to infuse the Passover narrative with a woman’s voice and experience. The Women’s Seder developed as an opportunity to pay tribute to women past and present, raising new questions, and re-interpreting familiar rituals and prayers. Taking place on Wednesday, April 10 participants will experience an interpretive exploration of the time-honored seder from a woman’s point of view. This event is currently at capacity, however, you can join the waitlist for the event. If you have any questions about the waitlist, please contact Maya Harvey at maya.harvey@boulderjcc.org

Chef Miche Bacher will take teens (8th -12th grade) on a Passover journey around the world on Monday, April 15 from 5 – 7 pm. In this cooking class, we will learn and prepare different recipes featured in Passover celebrations worldwide while discussing the different locations, the Passover customs, and food traditions. 

Celebrate Passover on the Milk and Honey farm on Sunday, April, 21 from 10 am – 11:30 am for a special exploration of Passover and spring for the entire family. Together participants will explore the signs of spring and how they connect with our seder plate. Come prepared to plant and taste fresh ingredients and greet our farm animals.

All Boulder JCC programs are open to everyone, regardless of religious affiliation. You do not need to be Jewish to participate. There is no membership requirement to participate in Boulder JCC programs. Advance registration is always encouraged for programs at the Boulder JCC.  Using a computer rather than your mobile device may make the registration process easier.  For registration support call (303) 998-1900 or contact Acy Jackson at acy.jackson@boulderjcc.org.

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